Back in June I was asked if I would like to write a guest post on the blog The Writing Desk. Someone mentioned the post to me the other day so I went on and re-read it. Seeing as I've got loads of homework for college do get through I haven't had a lot of time to read or watch TV or anything really so I thought I'd post my guest post :)
What drove me to write
I've always loved writing since I was a child, of course then, I was the main character in all of my stories and repeatedly saved the world. But now I love to build from my crazy imagination and see where it leads me. In 2010 I suffered a miscarriage, and as you can imagine I was heartbroken, but I choose to see the world as ‘Everything happens for a reason’.
For me, it was discovering my love for books. I’d never properly, let a book take me in, but when I cracked the spine of Stephanie Mayer’s Twilight, something just clicked inside of me (team Edward). I couldn’t get enough, at one point I’d read four of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse books in four days, it was crazy (team Eric).
Then, after eight months nonstop reading of other people’s books, I decided I’d like to contribute. My life would be so boring if it wasn’t for the amazing Authors who chose to tell their stories to the world, it’s only fair that I give something back.
So naturally I chose to follow the same genre of the Authors who captured my mind, fiction, but I focused mainly on the fights and dramas that come with a group of supernatural people banded together because of what they are.
There is nothing better than picking up a book and realizing, this would never happen in real life. There’s nothing a bunch of witches and vampires are going through, that could make you think “that’s exactly what I’m going through” (unless you are a witch or a vampire, in that case, get in contact with me I’d love to chat).
Even though I’ve stressed on how much I love fictional characters, after I’ve finished writing the third book in my The Old Soul’s Coven series, I’m going to start on a new two-part-series. It’s also going to be very drama based, just less of the supernatural people. This story has been swirling around in my mind, about as long as Emily’s Haven has, but Emily’s story became too juicy and I had to write it first. I’m very excited to get started on the new series, but I have to often remind myself of my half-finished book.
Well my 'half-finished book' (AKA Unhinged) is now finished (it'll be available on Amazon soon) and I've been contemplating on what to write next. After reading this post I'm leaning towards my two-part-series, BUT I'll have to speak to my imagination to see what he wants to do.
Anna's Dilemma is free on Amazon for the next four days; I'd originally wrote this book for the sole purpose of giving it away for free, but Amazon told me I could only do that for five days every ninety days (I don't know why), so get it for free HERE while you can :)